Today's News

  • Agriculture - More Spencer Co. Fair results

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Next week’s edition will feature the final listing of fair results received from the Spencer County Fair.

    4-H Wood Science

    Level 1 Made From Kit

    Blue & Reserve Champion: Lorelae Cox.    

    Level 1 Not Made From Kit

    Blue & Grand Champion: Joshua Sims.    

    4-H Home Environment

    Color Collage

    Blue & 1st: Grace Ann Rock.    

    Texture Collage

  • Agriculture - Tips on preventing hay fires on the farm

    You can prevent hay bale or barn fires if you bale hay at appropriate moisture levels and monitor the temperature of recently baled hay.

    Generally, hay will begin a heating phase within one to two days after baling. During this time, you should monitor hay to make sure it does not reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.

  • Agriculture - Cicadas... music to your ears during late summer

    One of my favorite things about summer is my front row seat at the orchestra.  The orchestra of insects, that is.  Late summer, when temperatures cool down enough to turn the air conditioner off and open the windows, we fall asleep to the sounds of katydids, crickets and cicadas.  I sometimes cheat in the heat of the summer and crack the window in my office so I can hear the insects and the birds as I work at the computer or in the kitchen.

  • Bears no longer underdogs


    It’s going to be Bear season in 2016. Following a remarkable 2015 season that saw them post a school record 10 wins and climb to near the top of the state 4A rankings, the Spencer County High School football team has gone from being the hunters to the hunted.

    “I feel we have played the role of underdog very well over the years,” said Head Coach Mike Marksbury, who is entering his sixth season with the Bears. “Now the expectations are going to be heaped on us and we will have to respond.”

  • Sports Briefs - Week of August 17, 2016

    Basketball Camp at CCA

    Cornerstone Christian Academy will be having a four week basketball camp all four Saturdays of September beginning September 3rd.  The camp will be led by Current Cornerstone Christian Academy coach Jason Bradshaw and current college and high school coaches.

  • SCHS golf team now includes 60 students

    It may be one of the toughest games to master, but golf seems to be gaining rapidly among the youth in Spencer County judging from the numbers currently involved from local schools.

    Mike Phillips, golf coach at SCHS, is entering his fourth season and remembers that first year when he had six golfers. That grew to eleven the next year and 17 last season. Today, when combining the high school and middle school teams, the program has 60 golfers.

  • Lady Bears look to improve


  • In-state players expected to play key role for Cats


    Most years Davonte Robinson would have been the marquee in-state player in Kentucky’s football recruiting class.

    He led Henry Clay in tackles for three straight years (he had 100 tackles and one interception as a senior) and was the top-rated defensive back in the state with offers from Georgia, Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State and many others along with UK.

    He was a Class AAA 100-meter dash state champion as a sophomore and helped Henry Clay win team titles in 2015 and 2016.

  • Outdoors - Deer harvest begins with archery season in September

    Many archery hunters in Kentucky will spend the last long weekend of summer getting an early jump on fall.

    Kentucky’s 2016-17 deer season kicks off the first Saturday in September with the start of the 136-day archery season. Anticipation has been building for months.

    “Everything right now points toward another good season,” said Gabe Jenkins, deer program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    That is welcome news following a string of record harvests.

  • Lady Grizzlies win tournament in Berea


    The Spencer County Middle School Lady Grizzlies won their first game of the season with a victory over Elkhorn Middle School in Frankfort Friday night. They then went on to win first place at the Foley Warrior Classic tournament in Berea over the weekend.